Rumor: HTC, Motorola messaging smartphones bound for Verizon
Rumors surface that new messaging smartphones from HTC and Motorola are headed for Verizon Wireless.
The first handset, the Motorola A4500, is almost a lockdown for the carrier, considering that it was outed by the FCC. As PhoneScoop points out, the A4500 has similarities to the
The second smartphone is the HTC XV6175. This is rumored to be the CDMA variant of the CTIA 2009. This news comes as Engadget Mobile says it has "unearthed" a rendering of the XV6175 sans Verizon branding, though it's not clear where the site found the image. While not very concrete, it wouldn't surprise us to see the smartphone land with the U.S. carrier. At CTIA, HTC said it would bring an unlocked GSM version of the e-mail-centric device, the S522, to the United States, but already there have been and a Sprint variant., which we saw debut at
As always, we must warn you to take these rumors with a grain a salt. We'll keep you updated with any new information or official confirmation from the carriers or manufacturers.